Did You Know ...? 03 October 2017

By Publications Checkout
Did You Know ...? 03 October 2017

Did you know … Aldi has become the first supermarket in Ireland to stock Dexter beef, as part of its fresh meat Specialbuys? The Dexter breed is a native Irish cattle breed first documented in the 1830’s, descending from the mountain cattle of Southern Ireland.

Did You Know … Maxol Clonakilty recently welcome Rachel Allen and Keith Barry to its ‘Let’s Do Lunch!’ event? The event showcased some of the food offers available on site, including options from Abrakebabra, Bagel Factory, O’Brien’s Sandwich Café, and Maxol’s own sandwich range, Moreish.

Did you know … Galway Chamber has welcomed the renewal of the city’s Purple Flag? The Purple Flag is an international accreditation awarded to cities and towns that meet a standard of excellence in managing the evening and night-time economy.

Did you know … Nestlé has announced that it will adopt the UK Government’s colour-coded labelling on its breakfast cereal products from October? The 'traffic light' labelling system, which features red, amber and green colour-coded boxes, highlights the amount of energy, sugar, salt, and fat that a product contains.

Did you know … Coca-Cola has shown support for marriage equality ahead of Australia's postal survey on the issue, with a limited-edition design for its 375ml cans? The design features the word 'love' in the traditional Coca-Cola script, with two hearts, one of which is filled with a rainbow.


Did you know … The Food Standard’s Agency in the UK has issued a warning to consumers to pack raw meat and ready-to-eat foods in separate bags to avoid food poisoning? According to Mirror.co.uk. The warning comes as more British supermarkets move away from plastic bags to ‘bags for life’, which can pose the risk of contamination.

Did you know … Revenue officers at Dublin Airport recently seized more than 19,800 cigarettes when they stopped and searched a man and woman, both in their 20s, who had arrived on a flight from Munich? The combined value of the cigarettes, branded ‘Marlboro’ and ‘Kent’, is €10,900, representing a loss to the Exchequer of €8,800.

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